|Full name||Paul David Collingwood MBE|
|Born|| 26 May 1976|
Shotley Bridge, County Durham, England
|Nickname||Colly, Weed, Shep, Brigadier Block, Wood|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 622)||2 December 2003 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||3 January 2011 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 162)||7 June 2001 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||2 March 2011 v Ireland|
|ODI shirt no.||5 (previously 50)|
|Domestic team information|
|1995–present||Durham (squad no. 5)|
|2009–2010||Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 05)|
|2011–2012||Rajasthan Royals (squad no. 05)|
|5 wickets in innings||0||1||1||1|
|10 wickets in match||n/a||n/a||0||n/a|
|Source: Cricinfo, 6 October 2013|
Paul David Collingwood MBE (born 26 May 1976) is an English cricketer. He is a regular member of the England Test side and was captain of the One Day International team from 2007, resigning on Sunday 3 August 2008, and he is also the current England Twenty20 captain. He is also vice-captain of his county, Durham County Cricket Club. Collingwood is a batting all-rounder, whose batting combines natural strokeplay with great tenacity. He also bowls reliable medium pace. Described as a "natural athlete", he is also regarded as one of the finest fielders of his time; he usually fields at backward point or in the slips, but in 2009, in the second Test against the West Indies, Paul Collingwood substituted for an injured Matt Prior as wicket keeper, the first time he had done so in first-class cricket.
His first class debut was in 1996, and he made his first appearance for England in One Day International cricket in 2001 and in Test cricket in 2003. For two years he remained an occasional Test player, but after selection for the final Test of the 2005 Ashes, he secured a regular place. His 206 during the 2006–07 Ashes was the first double century by an England batsman in Australia for 78 years. A series of three consecutive match-winning performances by Collingwood at the end of the 2006–07 Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia brought him enthusiastic approval in the British media. His "allround display of incredible nerve and tenacity" helped to secure the trophy for England. He has continued as a regular ODI player for England, and is now England's most ODI capped cricketer, overtaking Alec Stewart's record for appearances (170 in 2nd ODI) against South Africa on 22 November 2009.
- 1,000+ Test runs in a calendar year in 2006.
- England fourth wicket partnership record against Australia - 206 in a partnership of 310 with Kevin Pietersen in 2006.
- Double century against Australia in 2007 - only the third English batsman to score a double century in Australia, and the first since Wally Hammond in 1936.
- First Durham player to score a Test century for England, and first to hit one at Riverside Ground.
|1||2 March 2006||India||VCA Ground, Nagpur||134*|
|2||14 July 2006||Pakistan||Lord's, London||186|
|3||2 December 2006||Australia||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||206|
|4||18 May 2007||West Indies||Lord's, London||111|
|5||18 June 2007||West Indies||Riverside, Chester-le-Street||128|
|6||1 August 2008||South Africa||Edgbaston, Birmingham||135|
|7||14 December 2008||India||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||108|
|8||16 February 2009||West Indies||Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's||113|
|9||7 March 2009||West Indies||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain||161|
|England cricketers with 100 or more ODI caps|
Paul Collingwood 197* • James Anderson 174* • Alec Stewart 170 • Darren Gough 158 • Ian Bell 140* • Andrew Flintoff 138 • Kevin Pietersen 136 • Andrew Strauss 127 • Graham Gooch 125 • Marcus Trescothick 123 • Allan Lamb 122 • Graeme Hick 120 • Ian Botham 116 • David Gower 114 • Eoin Morgan 114* • Stuart Broad 108* • Ravi Bopara 103* • Phillip DeFreitas 103 • Nick Knight 100
|England 2010 ICC World Twenty20 (1st title)|
|5 Collingwood • 6 Wright • 8 Broad • 9 Anderson • 13 Shahzad • 16 Morgan • 18 Sidebottom • 20 Bresnan • 22 Kieswetter • 24 Pietersen • 40 Yardy • 42 Bopara • 45 Lumb • 53 Tredwell • 66 Swann • Coach Flower